South Carolina Swimming
News & Updates
October, 2021
CURRENT NEWS
The 2021-2022 season is off to a great start! Follow along on our website, our social media sites on Facebook, Instagram & Team Feed and sign up for newsletters for the most up to date information regarding all things South Carolina Swimming.

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ATHLETE ANNOUNCEMENTS
South Carolina Swimming College Commitments
Reagan Leach
South Carolina Swim Club
University of Lynchburg
Sara Michael Jann
Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
Gardner Webb University
Claire Depiero
Team Greenville
Emory University
Ella Penny
Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Davis Stachelek
Team Greenville
University of Utah
Help us recognize and celebrate our college commitments. If you have swimmer who has recently committed to swim at the next level, please send in their information along with a quote and a photo to sdd@sc-swimming.org and we'll make sure to recognize them in the next newsletter.
Congratulations to the 16 scholar-athletes who represent
South Carolina Swimming in the pool and in the classroom on their selection to the 2020-21 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team. Selection to the team requires a 3.5 overall grade point average and a
USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals cut.
Four-Time Selections
Annika McEnroe - Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club

Three-Time Selections
Jenna Bridges - Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
Kirsti McEnroe - Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club

Two-Time Selections
Kendal Chunn - South Carolina Swim Club

First-Time Selections
Claire Depiero - Team Greenville
Robin Domingo - Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
Caleb Eidson - Hilton Head Aquatics
Mary Kate Farrell - Team Greenville
Avery Frece - South Carolina Swim Club
Jack Mezzogori - Team Greenville
Hayden Penny - Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
Jill Smiley - South Carolina Swim Club
Darden Tate - Gamecock Aquatics
Ann Thompson - South Carolina Swim Club
Simon Thompson - Gamecock Aquatics
Katic Grace Vandergrift - South Carolina Swim Club
Congratulations to YSSC's Kirsti McEnroe for her selection to the 2021 USA Swimming National Select Camp. Kirsti will be among 102 athletes nationwide selected to attend this year's camp at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Follow along on our social media sites for updates from Kirsti as she experiences this awesome opportunity!
2021 SOUTH CAROLINA/NORTH CAROLINA OPEN WATER SELECT CAMP
South Carolina Swimming partnered with North Carolina Swimming for this year's Open Water Select Camp in Seven Lakes, NC on September 11th. South Carolina Swimming was represented by seven of it's finest open water swimmers for a morning race, followed by an afternoon of instruction and activities.

Congratulations to our South Carolina Swimming participants.
Jake Prevatte - Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club
Chelsea Burkhart - Clemson Aquatic Team
Alex Burkhart - Foothills Area YMCA
Emily Heintz - Team Greenville
Gavin Charcalla - Upper Palmetto YMCA Rays
Abigail Heintz - Team Greenville
Logan Mendieta - Coastal Aquatic Club
Coach Jon Mengering - Upper Palmetto YMCA Rays
SAFE SPORT
USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping it's athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in the sport. As a part of it's continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to it's Safe Sport policy requirements. 

Starting September 1, 2021, all USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are required to implement the updated Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) in full.

Please review the MAAPP 2.0 Resource Guide. Additional information can be found at on the South Carolina Swimming Safe Sport page. Questions regarding the MAAPP 2.0 policies may be directed to
Safe Sport Director Heather Alexander at safe.sport@sc-swimming.org.
Athlete Protection Training
South Carolina Swimming has thirteen Safe Sport certified clubs.

YCSC, CA, CAT, AAYM, FAST, GVST, PALM, YSSC, SMRT, SWIM, SCSC, CAC & RAYS have all completed their Safe Sport certifications. For more information about becoming a Safe Sport certified club, visit the USA Swimming Safe Sport page or contact South Carolina Safe Sport coordinator Heather Alexander.

Clubs that are among the first 1500 nationwide to complete Safe Sport certification are eligible for the Keeping Athletes First Incentive. Clubs will be entered into a monthly drawing fro a visit from a U.S. National Team athlete. For more information, visit USA Swimming's Safe Sport Recognition page.
ON DECK WITH OUR OFFICIALS
Are spectator numbers limited at meets? Not a problem!
You can become an official on deck!

Register for a virtual Stroke-and-Turn Clinic today! Email the registration form to Jason Overby (overbyj@cofc.edu). Upon receipt of the registration form, you will be sent login information for the clinic and start your journey to becoming #OfficiallyAwesome!
Current Officials have the opportunity to attend online training for Starters,
Deck Referees and Chief Judges.
E-Mail Jason Overby (overbyj@cofc.edu) for more information.
This is an excellent overview of the types of national meets and selection criteria.

If you are considering attending a TYR Pro Series meet, the application for Knoxville, TN (Jan 12-15) will remain open for about another week. The application for the Pro Series meet in Des Moines,IA (March 2-5) will be posted in a week. Meets are posted 150 days out. 

National Open Water Clinic
If you are interested in attending the National Open Water Clinic in Fort Myers, Fl (March 31), please contact Aimee McMillan (officials@sc-swimming.org) as soon as possible. The LSC is allowed to send one person.

Senior State Evaluations
There will be an evaluator available for all positions at the N3 level at the short course Senior LSC Championship (Feb 10-13). Please contact Aimee McMillan (officials@sc-swimming.org) if you are interested in obtaining an evaluation at this level.

Renewals
All officials must renew their Non-Athlete Membership as well as take the recertification test for their highest level before 12/31/21. It is imperative that officials DO NOT WAIT until the last week of the year. It has been made explicitly clear by the National Officials Committee that the testing website cannot handle large numbers of officials simultaneously taking a test. Please plan accordingly.

APT and Background Check
If you experience any issues with APT or Background Check not showing appropriately in your Deck Pass, please email learn@usaswimming.org. Issues surrounding these components of your membership are controlled by USA Swimming and not by the LSC. It is currently being reported that longer than normal times for your APT and Background Check data to appear on your Deck Pass so plan accordingly and do not wait till the end of the year.

Name Tags
With the adoption of a new logo for SC Swimming, new name tags will be ordered for all officials who renew by January 10, 2022. This new name tag will read the same as the name on your USA Swimming registration (First name Last name). If you would like your new name tag to read differently, please email Aimee McMillan (officials@sc-swimming.org).
Thank you for your service to South Carolina Swimming.
We hope to see you there!